Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

1960 - Today

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Abdul Rahman ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais (Arabic: عَبْدُ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ بْنُ عَبْدِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلسُّدَيْسِ, romanized: ʻAbd ar-Raḥman ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAziz as-Sudais), better known as al-Sudais, is the Chief Imam of the Grand Mosque, Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia; the President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques; a renowned Qāriʾ (reciter of the Qur'an); he was the Dubai International Holy Qur'an Award's "Islamic Personality Of the Year" in 2005. Al-Sudais has preached Islam's opposition to "explosions and terrorism", and has called for peaceful inter-faith dialogue, but also been criticized for vilifying non-Muslims and especially Jews in his sermons. He has denounced the treatment of Palestinians by Israeli settlers and the state of Israel, and called for more aid to be sent to Palestinians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has received more than 990,084 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is the 7,659th most popular politician (up from 10,095th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 151st in 2019) and the 59th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 990k

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  • 56.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has had the most page views in the with 312,709 views, followed by French (68,451), and Indonesian (39,190). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (1,192.11%), Simple English (220.65%), and Sundanese (126.91%)


Among politicians, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais ranks 7,659 out of 19,576Before him are Jovan Divjak, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Ukita Hideie, Maria of Serbia, Queen of Bosnia, Sidney Reilly, and Sidney Sonnino. After him are Nikolai Krylenko, William IV, Duke of Aquitaine, Sergio Pininfarina, Sanghamitta, Yusuf II, Almohad caliph, and Eliza Lynch.

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Among people born in 1960, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais ranks 87Before him are Hiroshi Amano, Yannick Noah, Leos Carax, Vince Clarke, Nicoletta Braschi, and Michael Hutchence. After him are Samia Suluhu Hassan, Jürgen Schult, Gia Carangi, Melissa Leo, Merlene Ottey, and Gjorge Ivanov.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais ranks 176 out of 354Before him are Al-Khayzuran (701), Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930), Abd-Allah ibn Umm-Maktum (null), Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Umamah bint Zainab (null), and Umm Ruman (null). After him are Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan (null), Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud (1721), Lubaba bint al-Harith (593), Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1931), Ka'b ibn Zuhayr (700), and Shurahbil ibn Hasana (583).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais ranks 59Before him are Utbah ibn Rabi'ah (567), Mus'ab ibn al-Zubayr (650), Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Umayya ibn Abd Shams (null), Suhayl ibn Amr (556), and Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930). After him are Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud (1721), Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1931), Muhammad bin Nayef (1959), Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), Mohammad bin Salman (1985), and Saad Hariri (1970).